Climate Change Act 2008
In 2008 the UK passed legislation introducing the world’s first long-term legally binding framework to tackle the dangers of climate change. The Climate Change Act 2008 sets a target for the UK to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 and at least 34% by 2020 against a 1990 baseline.
Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change
Bracknell Forest Council made a commitment to tackle the causes and effects of climate change at a local level by adopting the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change.
In January 2013, we refreshed our commitment to action on climate change by becoming a signatory to Climate Local, the Local Government Association’s successor to the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change.
Climate Change Action Plan
The Climate Change Action Plan was updated in 2016, reflecting our commitment under Climate Local.
Carbon Management Plan
In 2008 the council participated in the Carbon Trust’s Local Authority Carbon Management Programme.
This is forecast to save 16,261 t/CO2 and £4.4 million in energy costs against business as usual by 2013. The final results were savings of 9,105t/CO2 and £3.1m against business as usual by 2013.
Carbon Trust Standard
In November 2010 the council achieved the Carbon Trust Standard. This is a mark of excellence in measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint.